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Al Capone... electric chair?...



Item # 657355

December 19, 1930

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, December 19, 1930

* Al "Scarface" Capone - Chicago gangster
* Judge John H. Lyle wants to give electric chair
* Best title to be had - very rare as such


The front page has a one column heading: "Electric Chair for Capone Is Plea of Lyle" First report coverage on Judge John H. Lyle wanting to send Al Capone to the electric chair. Judge Lyle was known to charge many famous prohibition gangsters for vagrancy. Unusual report here. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper".
Complete with all 40 pages, When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper" - attributed in part to its dramatic, banner headlines! Whether hanging on your wall or part of an ongoing collection, these events are sure to capture the flavor of this infamous period in American history.

Category: The 20th Century

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